- Zamfara APC said it has submitted the names of its candidates to INEC
- The development, according to APC, was necessary following Court of Appeal ruling on the party's primaries in the state
- Before the court verdict, APC was in turbulent time as INEC vowed not to include the party on its ballot papers prepared for election
The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), following the Sokoto Court of Appeal ruling on Wednesday, February 13, upholding the primary election in the state, said it has submitted names of its candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The party said the move was expedient in order to beat the time in respect to the electoral umpire's general elections schedule, This Day reports.
Confirming the development in an interview with pressmen at the APC headquarters in Abuja, Zamfara governor, Abdulaziz Yari, said the move was in line with the ruling of the Sokoto appeal court.
The governor also disclosed that the appeal court ruled in line with the earlier judgement of the Zamfara high court mandating INEC to recognise the APC candidates from the state.
Yari said: “We in Zamfara state are happy at the development because we knew that we did the right thing and conducted our primaries."
In the same vein, the national legal adviser of APC, Babatunde Ogala, confirmed the development, adding that the copy of the court order has been submitted at the INEC office for official documentation and notification.
He added: “What we owe INEC is to officially notify it of the new ruling of the Appeal Court on the Zamfara state matter which is what we have done. We have forwarded copies of the court order to INEC and for it to reflect the names of our already submitted candidates on the ballot paper when the election starts on Saturday."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the court dismissed the appeal challenging the judgment of a lower court which upheld the Zamafra state APC primaries, which was held in 2018.
The court has also asked the INEC to accept candidates fielded by the APC in the state.
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